Honorary doctorates: 3 exceptional individuals

On 12 December, three new doctors honoris causa will join the ranks of Sciences Po’s honorary degree recipients, alongside such illustrious names as Vaclav Havel, Boutros Boutros Ghali and Lakhdar Brahimi. The 2017 cohort is exceptional in more than one respect. This year two women will receive honorary doctorates, joining Helen Wallace who in 2011 became the first woman to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Sciences Po. This year also marks the first time that Sciences Po has awarded an honorary doctorate to a scholar from sub-Saharan Africa. Find out more about these three outstanding individuals below.

Daphne Barak-Erez, specialist in constitutional and administrative law

Daphne Barak-Erez was born in the United States in 1965 and emigrated to Israel in 1966. The majority of her academic career has been spent at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty. An internationally renowned lawyer, Daphne Barak-Erez is a specialist in constitutional and administrative law. Since May 2012 she has been an Israeli Supreme Court Justice, having also held the position of Dean of the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty. She began her academic career as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Law School. She has been a visiting professor at numerous law schools including Stanford, Columbia, Duke, Virginia, UCLA and Toronto.

Jane Mansbridge, a major figure in contemporary political theory

Jane Mansbridge was born in 1939 and is a major figure in contemporary political theory. Renowned for her work on participatory democracy, an issue to which she is passionately committed, her book Beyond Adversary Democracy (first published in 1980) has become a contemporary classic. She is currently Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic values at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (USA). She has taught at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1997-1998 and 2001-2002), at the Russell Sage Foundation (1991-1992) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1985-1986). She was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994.

Ibrahima Thioub, historian, specialist in African historiography

The Senegalese historian and academic Ibrahima Thioub was born in 1955 and is a professor at the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) in Dakar, where he has been Rector since 2014. His teaching and research focuses on African historiography, including systems and ideologies of domination, slavery and the slave trade. He has been a visiting professor at EHESS (the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) in Paris and at several universities in Europe, the United States, Asia (Nepal, India, Sri Lanka) and Africa (Gambia, Sierra Leone, South Africa). In 2008-2009 he was a resident researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin.

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Sciences Po aims to raise 100 million euros by 2022

Sciences Po aims to raise 100 million euros by 2022

Without sponsors, Sciences Po would not exist. Neither would the renowned Equal Opportunity Programme (CEP). For many years now, donors’  commitment of donors have made many projects come to life, particularly in terms of social innovation. Sciences Po has now launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history, with a goal to raise 100 million euros by 2022, Sciences Po’s 150th anniversary. 

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120 Mastercard Scholars to study at Sciences Po

120 Mastercard Scholars to study at Sciences Po

As of 2017, Sciences Po and the Mastercard Foundation provide full scholarships to students with great academic potential and limited financial resources. Over six years, this program will support 120 students from Sub-Saharan Africa admitted to its undergraduate, graduate and summer programs. This exceptional scholarship program aims to recruit talented students who aspire to shape the future of the African continent and help them develop their full potential.

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"When I discovered the French startup ecosystem, I was hooked"

On 11 October, delegates from Station F spoke at Sciences Po to give students a glimpse of life inside the biggest start-up campus in the world – and the only one in Paris. Station F Director Roxanne Varza, an alumna of Sciences Po, discussed the richness of possibility for entrepreneurs starting out in one of the tech world’s most underrated capital cities, as well as Station F’s methods for reeling in the very best of them. We asked where her particular passion for the French entrepreneurial ecosystem came from and what role universities have to play in inspiring the founders of tomorrow's tech giants.

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Our Regional Campuses Open Their Doors

Our Regional Campuses Open Their Doors

Are you a high school student hoping to apply to Sciences Po? Teaching, programmes, campus life: come and ask us all your questions at one of the Open House Days on our six regional campuses. A unique opportunity to meet the students, lecturers, and course leaders of the Sciences Po Undergraduate College.

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Why Recruit from Sciences Po?

Why Recruit from Sciences Po?

As part of a programme of initiatives designed to introduce students to the wealth of professional pathways open to them upon graduation, Sciences Po organises each year a Careers Forum that brings together major employers and their potential future employees. What did the employers present at the Forum have in common? All share an interest in the open-mindedness, multi-disciplinarity, and breadth of knowledge that characterise the Sciences Po profile.

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App Icons are the New Trademarks

App Icons are the New Trademarks

The explosion of the mobile app market has completely changed the way that consumers interact with logos and trademarks. Apps now rely on their icons to distinguish them from large numbers of brands offering similar and rival services. Zeeger Vink, Intellectual Property Lawyer and Lecturer in Communications, Media & Creative Industries at the School of Management and Innovation, gives ten recommendations to ensure the creation of a strong, distinctive, and protected app icon. Watch his tutorial.

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On Board the Peace Boat

On Board the Peace Boat

This week is Oceans Week at Sciences Po and alongside a series of events on the topic, we spoke to Eve Isambourg, a third year undergraduate student and ocean activist. After two years of study at the Sciences Po Paris campus, Eve spent her third year abroad raising awareness of oceanic issues around the world. The last stop on her mission: a conference of the UN in New York.

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Student and parent: combining the two

Student and parent: combining the two

Sciences Po is proud to be one of ten academic institutions selected by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, to act as a “HeforShe Champion”. As part of the annual HeforShe Summit on 26 September 2018, Director Frédéric Mion will discuss actions taken by Sciences Po to advance gender equality, specifically work accomplished by the university on the question of parenthood. To mark the occasion, we are sharing the inspiring story of one of our female students: Camille Viros, recent graduate of the Class of 2018, and  mother of three children. How does she balance her student and family life? Read the interview on her experience at Sciences Po.

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